Federal Work Study

The College Work-Study Program provides on-campus jobs for students who have applied for financial aid and demonstrated financial need, allowing them to earn money through part-time employment to help pay educational expenses. Students that have completed the Work Study Request Form and are deemed eligible for work study, will be notified via a financial aid offer notice . The student’s notice includes information on how to apply for a Work-Study position. The CWS Student Employee Guidelines provides more information regarding work study and policies that work-study students must adhere to in order to remain eligible for work study.  Work Study funds and available jobs are limited.  Students are evaluated on a first come, first serve basis.

How is eligibility determined?

To be eligible you:

  • Must be enrolled at least half-time
    • Undergraduate, at least six credits/semester
      • Graduate, at least 3 credits/semester
  • Be eligible to complete the FAFSA or TASFA
  • Work study is considered need-based aid which is dependent on financial aid eligibility as per the student’s FAFSA application
  • Maintain SAP requirements
  • The student must have room in their cost of attendance in order for to receive a work study offer

How much will I get paid?

  • At least $8.25 an hour; some jobs have a higher wage based on the skill level needed for the position
  • $10.25 an hour for America Reads Tutoring

How will I get paid?

  • MSU students are encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit to receive their paychecks; contact the MSU Payroll Office (940-397-4222) for complete details.
  • Paid every two weeks for hours worked in the previous two-week pay period

How many hours can I work?

  • Students are able to work up to 20 hours a week

How are my hours tracked?

  • Students are expected to “clock in” and “clock out” at the start of their shift, during lunch breaks, and at the end of their shift. A leave request should be entered for any hours not worked during their scheduled shift. Click here for instructions and further payroll information.

The following job postings  have been approved for students who have been offered Federal/State College Work Study funds as part of his/her overall financial aid package .   This information will be updated as jobs become available. Please note that students are not guaranteed a job. You must interview with potential employers before you are hired.

College Work-Study Job Openings

College Work-Study Job Openings - On Campus Jobs

College Work-Study Job Openings - Off Campus Jobs

Questions regarding College Work Study? Email Sara Connolly or Rachel Gudgeon.

Non-College Work-Study

Students interested in NON-College Work-study Employment are encouraged to contact the MSU Career Management Center at 940-397-4473, located in the Clark Student Center, for additional information. Additionally, the Career Management Center offers the Mustangs HIRE job announcement system- https://msutexas.edu/career/mustangs-hire.php.